Morris Patashnick, 90, died Oct. 2, 2015.
Born in Woodridge, N.Y., Mr. Patashnick served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the Pacific and was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Following the war, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. His career in the federal government was capped by his work at the Natick Army Labs on the development of nutrition for the U.S. manned space program. He retired in 1975. An avid softball player, he led his team to a gold medal in the Senior Olympics.
Mr. Patashnick is survived by seven nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held in the Congregation Chaverim section of Evergreen Cemetery with Rabbi Stephanie Aaron officiating.